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If you are experiencing any problems while trying to download PDF files there are some possible solutions:

Try saving the document directly to your hard-drive. To do this you will need to 'right click' on the pdf. A menu will then automatically appear asking you to select the relevant save location. For Microsoft IE users, select 'Save Target As'. For Netscape Navigator users, select 'Save Link As'.

Once you have saved the file to the specified location, open the Adobe Acrobat Reader and open the file directly in Acrobat.

If the pdf opened automatically, the problems you experienced with the browser are related to the Acrobat plug in or to some combination of problems related to the browser/plug in configuration.

If you are still unable to open the pdf using Acrobat it is most likely related to a corruption in the Acrobat Reader Application itself, or due to the fact that you are running an older version of the Reader against a newer PDF file version.

Please visit the Adobe website to download the latest version of Adobe Reader.